Category Archives: 10to20 – still red

Wines available from UK independents at between £10 and £20

Colombo Crozes-Hermitage 2014

Jean-Luc Colombo, Les Vignes Rousses, AOC Crozes-Hermitage, Drôme, France, 2014 This wine: varietal syrah, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 13% abv, widely available, ~£10 (09/16) Consumer tasting note: a bright fresh red berried nose edged with toast and bees-wax, along … Continue reading

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Bois de Carelle Sommierois 2012

Vignerons de Sommierois (Co-op), Bois de Carelle, AOP Languedoc, Occitanie, France, 2012 AOP Languedoc was established in 2007, representing the basement of a 3 layer pyramid for quality wine in the region; above this sits Grand Vins du Languedoc, with … Continue reading

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Q. Raza Vinhao Vinho Verde 2015

Quinta da Raza, Vinhao, Regiao de Basto, DOC Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2015 Vinhao (aka sousao) is a dark thick-skinned variety, giving wines of a deep hue along with high acidity. In fact the hue could be mistaken for a teinturier red-fleshed … Continue reading

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Sagrado Douro Reserva Red 2008

Quinta do Sagrado, Reserva, Tinto, Pinhao, Cima Corgo, DOC Douro, Portugal, 2008 This wine: a blend of 50% touriga nacional, 30% touriga franca, and 10% each of tinta amarela and tinta roriz (aka tempranillo), vinified in stainless steel, aged in … Continue reading

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Chateau Musar Lebanon 2002

Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 2002. Last tasted 21/04/13. This wine: is released 7 years after vintage, and can benefit from a further 10 or 15 years in cellar; a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan, natural cork closure, … Continue reading

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Traslepuy Lirac 2004

F. Zobel, Traslepuy, AOC Lirac, Gard, France, 2004 Last tasted 18/12/16, when I thought to drink up within a year. Lirac is an appellation on the right bank of the Rhone, opposite Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and producing red, white and rose. It … Continue reading

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Tresa Frappato Sicilia 2015

Feudo di Santa Tresa, Frappato, IGP Terre Siciliana, Sicily, Italy, 2015 About frappato Frappato is grown in Puglia and Sicily. In Sicily it is normally blended with eg nero d’avola and nerello mascalese, being included in some DOCs and one … Continue reading

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